Rice is a common grain eaten worldwide. Some millers have found that ozone can increase shelf life, and even remediate damaged rice. This could be a great benefit for rice growers, consumers, and all those in-between. As the population of the world grows our food supply becomes more and more critical. Keeping harvested grain safe, and re mediating damaged grain is a huge step forward in the use of ozone in the food industry.
Ozone seen as rotten-rice saviour
Phichit miller says fumigation could ease stockpiled grain headache
Ozone gas should be pumped through stockpiled rice to improve its quality and increase its value, a rice mill operator in Phichit says. As the government revealed recently that 90% of the 18 million tonnes kept in state rice stockpiles is sub-standard, he said the ozone fumigation technique could help recover losses from the old rice-pledging scheme. The scheme gave rise to the huge rice stockpiles,…